Bear Town Academy, a new elementary school, opens in New Bern
A new elementary school for kindergarten to grade 5 students will open in New Bern.
Bear Town Academy is currently enrolling students in its courses scheduled to begin August 16, 2021, under the guidance of Sonya Simmons from New Bern.
“I had the idea of opening a school when I noticed, while working with children after school in a daycare, that many of our children could not read and that for others, it was was tough, ”Simmons said.
The school will offer smaller classes that give students more time with their teachers, outside programs such as Spanish, Karate, Home Economics and more, real life skills, basic classes , two full meals and two snacks one daily and monthly parent-teacher conferences.
“When the pandemic hit it put even more stress on our kids and families just using the computer and some kids were using the computers for other things,” Simmons said. “I wanted to make a difference and by opening the Bear Town Academy children will be able to associate with others while still having a smaller classroom for children and teachers at a ratio of 1:10.
She added that she wanted to offer parents another alternative.
Simmons also said she believes that with the help of the community, the school will be successful.
The scholarships are available for those who qualify. For more information on Bear Town Academy or to apply for a scholarship, visit beartownacademy.com or call 252-571-3106.